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thumbnailDear students,

Elections for WSA President, WSA Vice President, and Senior Class Officers will close today, Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59:59PM.  Please vote immediately at wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting if you have not already done so.

The winners of these elections will claim to represent the interests of the Wesleyan student body or a significant segment of it, whether or not you vote.  Therefore, it is crucial that you vote so that your voice accounted for. Administrators, outsiders, and fellow students will take the words of these students to represent the views of the student body as a whole.  These representatives will have critical direct and indirect input on everything from the handling of the sexual assault issue to need-blind admissions to SBC allocations.  If you care about pretty much any student issue, you should vote.

Please note that you can vote in these elections even if you are studying abroad or a current senior (Class of 2014).

Have a wonderful weekend,
Elections Committee for Presidential and Senior Class Officer Elections

P.S.  Want to have direct input on these issues yourself? Join the WSA.  Petitions for the Spring At Large Election will go out on Monday. Look out for an email for more information!

Dear First-years,

Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow (see the poster below).  Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s most popular and beloved teachers (the first professor to win Wesleyan’s Binswanger Teaching Award twice).  He has not only written history, he has made it.  Since his early thirties he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest American Studies scholars and he played a foundational role in developing the analysis of empire and race in the field of American Studies.  He taught hundreds of students each year in his movie courses on “Westerns” and also on war movies.  In December he was interviewed about gun control on Bill Moyers’ PBS show and before that has been interviewed by the major networks on gun culture and movies (for instance, re-reading the Star Wars films as extensions of the “frontier myth”).  He retired in 2008 and has not lectured at Wesleyan for undergraduates since then.  So this is a really special treat! 

Best, Professor Pfister, Chair, American Studies Department


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The Fall 2014 Housing Preference form is in your e-portfolio under “Residential Life”. We will begin this process on June 2, 2014.  In order to take advantage of this early movement, you should complete your preference form by Sunday, June 1st.

Various housing vacancies will occur throughout the summer.  Students who want to change their housing assignment and students who did not receive housing are eligible to complete a Preference Form. If you participated in Room Selection Nights, ALL members of your GRS group must fill out this form if you want to move as a group. 

Students who participated in Room Selection Nights and received a room, can only preference a different type of housing (i.e. ResLife will not honor requests to move from a single-occupancy residence hall room to another; however if you are in a double occupancy-room you can request a single-occupancy room). Students are moved based on rank number and availability of space.

ResLife will begin contacting students via email in early to mid June as options become available and will continue until August 15, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or reslife@wesleyan.edu.

thumbnailCA83COYLIf you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job next year, look no further. Apply to be a writing tutor!

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. 

 Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, a one-semester course that meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM. 

 To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Professor

Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs (agreene@wes or ext. 3604).

thumbnailCA15YYFSWesleyan Let’s Get Ready Froyo Fundraiser

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. 

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (/ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

FroyoWorld is located at 386 Main St.  They are open until 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

*****In order to make your purchase count, please remember to tell the cashier that you’re participating***** 

thCA8SH47AHey 2017’ers!

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2014 is fast approaching (May 22nd-May 25th), and we need student employees!   Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 16th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 20th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM.  If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at apr.interns@gmail.com or 860-685-2678.

Thanks for your interest!  Best,  The Interns

Hello from ResLife!

Rising sophomores will select housing on:   Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.   Ranks 367 – 597

We will send an email the day before your selection day with your appointment time. Room Selection Nights will be in Usdan 108 and 110. You will need to bring your WesId or a photo Id when you check in for your appointment.

Please check-in by going to Usdan 108 at your appointment time. If you arrive early, you should wait in the café area as the area in front of Usdan 108 and 110 is too small.

It is important that you and your group come prepared to your selection night. Part of the preparation process should be creating plans and making ranked lists of what you have bookmarked.  When you check-in, you will have to show the staff either a printed bookmark list printed from the selection website or an electronic PDF on a phone, tablet or laptop.

Please make sure you bookmark as much possible so you and our staff have ample options for you to choose from at your appointment. 

If you cannot be present when your group is called, make sure at least one person from your group is present. Contact Residential Life if you need to designate a Proxy to select for you. Students should NOT miss an academic class to participate in room selection.

Please contact ResLife if you have any questions at reslife@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3550.  Good luck in the process!


Please join us tonight at the Goldsmith Family Cinema for the second film of our Hispanic Film Series that showcases new cinema from Latin America and Spain. This week we have a  story about youth by two up and coming Uruguayan directors. We hope to see you there!

     APRIL 3, 8 PM   TANTA AGUA  (SO MUCH WATER)   Directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay/México/Holland/Germany, 2013

What can be worse than being 14 and going on vacation with your father? Alberto, who doesn’t see his kids Lucía and Federico much since his divorce, refuses to allow anything to ruin his plans for vacation at a hot springs resort. But the springs are closed due to heavy rains, and Lucía’s adolescent rebellion clashes against her father’s enthusiastic efforts for family quality time. When she meets friends her age, Lucía’s vacation starts looking up. But flings can be fleeting, and it’s her father’s reliable insistence they spend time together that proves to be the most meaningful part of their unexpectedly enjoyable getaway.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSFwtbBy5yI

We invite you, your students and guests to the annual lecture at Wesleyan sponsored by the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Wesleyan University Library:

The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences

Founded 1799   Meeting No. 1435

TODAY, Thursday, April 3, 5:00 p.m.

Olin Library, Smith Reading Room


Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War


By Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor,

African American Studies Program and Department of English


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